Toyota Recalls Thousands of Corollas, Here’s What Happened

  • Published: 16 March 2019
  • Toyota Recalls Thousands of Corollas, Here’s What Happened, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. Is the Toyota Corolla still reliable? Toyota Corolla car review. Toyota Corolla recall for transmission problems. 2019 Toyota Corolla problems with transmission. A big problem with new car CVT transmission. Why not to buy a CVT transmission car. CVT transmission problems. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.

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  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   7 months back

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    • Fidel Solis
      Fidel Solis  2 days back

      Ok Scotty i might buy a toyota with none cvt transmision.

    • DM - 05DC - Riverside PS (1281)
      DM - 05DC - Riverside PS (1281)  3 months back

      Scotty, my 2013 Prius V has 210k on it and transmission feels like new. Are you kidding me??? Taxi fleets all over the world are using the Prius with CVT for years. My 08 Prius has 180k on it as well.

    • Vladimir Villa-Tavera
      Vladimir Villa-Tavera  3 months back

      So why hasn’t there been many problems with 200k mike Prius, and hybrid Camrys? I still have my 2007 hybrid Camry at 243k miles

      KAZPPER  5 months back


    • The Merc
      The Merc  7 months back

      There will always be two out of three not well made like in any car not all are made the same way like the time you put it on something you like doing and that what u don't enjoy doing every year keeps changing many computerized bs can mess the flow and the flaw you will see

  • FBB
    FBB  1 days back

    My 2016 Tacoma shifted terrible and they did a “software update”. Terrible Truck glad I got rid of it and would not recommend. Wonder what Scotty thinks about these newer Tacos.

    • David Coupal
      David Coupal  1 weeks back

      What do u think of chevy cruze hatch

      • derrick dean
        derrick dean  2 weeks back

        Cvt in a Prius is a continuously veritable transmission but uses a totally different architecture then that of conventional CVT most notably the lack of a metal belt fact the only thing that they have in common is that they are continuously variable transmission

        • Billy Jack
          Billy Jack  2 weeks back

          Buy only 2013 Toyota Corolla’s and under, and you will be fine...Rev up your non CVT’s only.

          • Go MGTOW
            Go MGTOW  3 weeks back

            Here is the difference between the Toyota CVT and the NEW Toyota e-CVT transmissions: The e-CVT uses Planetary GEARS in it, while the CVT uses a steel belt running between two steel V-pulleys. Planetary gears are NOT affected by metal wear as time passes, but V-pulles are affected and they develop 'grooves' in them that make the transmission behave erratically, and that requires a transmission overhaul at around 80,000 to 100,000 miles, which cost around $4,000. So if you get a NEW hybrid Toyota, don't worry, it won't have any transmission problems with the transmission because it is all gears in it, and does not use a steel belt. Be careful of the old e-CVT in the Prius vehicles that have a 1.5L engine because it uses a steel chain to transmit power to the drive wheels and that chain will require replacing as it stretches.

            • Ron Mohney
              Ron Mohney  3 weeks back

              Yes, I thought the same thing. I was loo king to purchase a Civic, but after his vid on the oil dilution problem, and the cvt issue, I changed my mind. The I heard him say Toyota was the best option in this class, then I watched this video. I’m looking to pull the trigger soon on a new compact car, but this guy is confusing me more then setting me straight.

              • God Speed
                God Speed  3 weeks back

                All modern vehicles are garbage even Honda and Toyota

                • Some Dude
                  Some Dude  3 weeks back

                  Is there a reason you're doing a Captain Jack Sparrow impression? Is every cut in your video you chugging down more whiskey?

                  • Anonymous
                    Anonymous  3 weeks back

                    From what I can gather, at least the Toyota CVTs aren't terrible, but they probably won't be lasting to 400k+ miles like the classic automatic and manual transmissions

                    • john smith
                      john smith  1 months back

                      Hey scotty, I disagree with you when you say Toyotas don't have problems with their manual transmissions. The 2003-2005 corollas and 2003-2007 matrix all had problems with their manual transmissions, I believe it was the bearing that would just break and trash the whole transmission.

                      • Cody Pelletier
                        Cody Pelletier  1 months back

                        My hatch broke down this morning i dont get it as soon as i put it in drive the car gonna stall.. Had the car towed to toyota waiting monday for more news

                        • john quinones
                          john quinones  1 months back

                          Sir hope u live in Ottawa:) can u be my mechanic 👨‍🔧

                          • Maxfli82
                            Maxfli82  1 months back

                            Buy more manuals!

                            • Uriah Smith
                              Uriah Smith  1 months back

                              I have a corolla hatch the cvt went out at 10k miles got everything replaced for free no issues since then currently at 23k miles

                            • anand panjwani
                              anand panjwani  1 months back

                              I HAVE 2013 CAMRY LE ABSOLUTELY TROUBLE FREE.

                              • j freed
                                j freed  1 months back

                                Of course 'CVT Transmisson' means *"continuously variable transmission transmission.'*

                                • Bob Howard
                                  Bob Howard  1 months back

                                  My family is actively looking for a used Toyota. Can you make a video of which Toyota models, engines or transmissions to avoid from 2005 to prevent. And how do you identify with engine or transmission does the car you are looking at have.

                                  • George L
                                    George L  1 months back

                                    Avoid 2014-2017 Corollas. Use Google to determine the transmission.

                                • Luoy Chau
                                  Luoy Chau  1 months back

                                  The best video! Even Toyota can not admitting the truth!

                                  • Muddy Xr
                                    Muddy Xr  1 months back

                                    Scotty is right. I have to change my 2016 Toyota CVT transmission. I'm lucky, it's under warranty. If not they would have charged me about USD15,300.00. Now, I'm waiting for the parts to arrive.

                                    • Muddy Xr
                                      Muddy Xr  1 months back

                                      @raulalexandru21 Car jerk during hard acceleration on acceleration lane to highway speed.

                                    • Muddy Xr
                                      Muddy Xr  1 months back

                                      @Alex Mac MIJ Toyota Wish.

                                    • raulalexandru21
                                      raulalexandru21  1 months back

                                      What simptoms do you have before? Do you drive normaly?

                                    • Alex Mac
                                      Alex Mac  1 months back

                                      Which line of toyota??

                                  • Malandvula Machawe
                                    Malandvula Machawe  1 months back

                                    The old 4 speed torque convertor was perfect. The problem is that Toyota is building cars for the media people not the buyers.

                                    • symun buuntw
                                      symun buuntw  1 months back

                                      Clever engineering failed

                                      • Anthony Falcon
                                        Anthony Falcon  1 months back

                                        What do u think of Honda accord with cvt?

                                        • Ryan Rafer
                                          Ryan Rafer  1 months back

                                          Scotty, is this applicable for toyota cvt here in the Philippines?

                                          • Mike Howey
                                            Mike Howey  1 months back

                                            I have a 2016 corolla.does it have a cvt transmission?

                                            • George L
                                              George L  1 months back

                                              It has a CVT, if you have the LE trim.

                                          • lukespack
                                            lukespack  2 months back

                                            It looks like Toyota has solved their problem mainly with their software update. I had one done a year ago and everything is going well. I do plan a drain and refill in my cvt as you showed sometime in August 2019.

                                            • lukespack
                                              lukespack  1 months back

                                              Scotty Kilmer says Honda will be using a new oil in their engines called G6BR sometime in May 2020. They think this will reduce the blow-by?

                                            • lukespack
                                              lukespack  1 months back

                                              @George L The 1.5 turbocharged engine is having problems with gas getting into their engines. It is through blow-by.

                                            • George L
                                              George L  1 months back

                                              @lukespack Can you elaborate on Honda being unable to hide their problems?

                                            • lukespack
                                              lukespack  1 months back

                                              @George L I hope this has taken care of the problem. I am screwed if anything breaks. If there is still a problem, Toyota is doing a good job hiding it. Other than the softwear Toyota's cvt has not changed so if there is a problem it is it isn't visible. Honda has been unable to hide their problems.

                                            • George L
                                              George L  1 months back

                                              The software update is a joke. It's just a way for Toyota to avoid replacing thousands of transmissions.

                                          • mdd47
                                            mdd47  2 months back

                                            I hate CVTs. I will never own a car with one. My 10th gen Corolla with the old 4 spd auto will run damn near forever

                                            • piratatrillo trillo
                                              piratatrillo trillo  2 months back

                                              So, i just bought a 09 camry and smokes a little in the morning, and it's not condensation. Latter i found out this toyotas had a problem with the piston rings not allowing the oil flow go through the rings normally because the little holes on the pistons are too small! How do i know if the problem in my car was taken care of by the preview owners by taking the car to toyota? The car has 111000 miles. Is there a way for me to find out if that problem was taken care of by toyota? I don't think i cant take it to toyota anymore since the car is ten years old! Cheers scotty!

                                              • K T
                                                K T  2 months back

                                                Scotty- how do I know if the car has a CVT or not if buying it used? Looking for a used corolla , but I’m cautious now over this.

                                                • Nick Krikorian
                                                  Nick Krikorian  2 months back

                                                  Scotty is a hypocrit

                                                • Verne Arase
                                                  Verne Arase  2 months back

                                                  Hmmm ... seem to recall someone bad-mouthing other manufacturer's CVT transmissions, and how Toyota was the only one who built really good ones :-).

                                                  Maybe you ought to trying getting out of your Toyota and try a fifth generation Impreza - nice stiff body, and it ain't real quick but it is a competent ride with very nice all wheel drive.

                                                  • Joseph Rodriguez
                                                    Joseph Rodriguez  2 months back

                                                    Does this include the Lexus Ct200h 2016.

                                                    • George L
                                                      George L  1 months back

                                                      Hybrids use an e-CVT. They're reliable.

                                                  • Bootee Swet
                                                    Bootee Swet  2 months back

                                                    Does his Celica have 240k or 250k miles? Hes said in videos last year that it had 250k miles lmao.

                                                    • Billy Pyles
                                                      Billy Pyles  2 months back

                                                      Well Scotty, I'm looking to purchase a used Corolla between 2014 to 2019, did all these come with cvt auto's? In another one of your videos on cvt you mentioned Toyota was the only one you haven't seen fail yet. Should I look for something else?

                                                      • George L
                                                        George L  1 months back

                                                        2014-2016 base trim "L" uses the 4-speed automatic.

                                                    • Guitar Johhny
                                                      Guitar Johhny  2 months back

                                                      You don't have to worry about the transmission breaking down because the Takata airbag will chop your head off before it breaks down.

                                                      • TG
                                                        TG  2 months back

                                                        If this was a Fiat/Chrysler, GM, Nissan or Kia/Hyundai they’d be called “garbage”. But since they’re built by Toyota they’re still great and he will continue to recommend to his customers to buy them. Hey Scotty, Toyota’s are crap!

                                                        • jjacob25101
                                                          jjacob25101  2 months back

                                                          I heard that the new 6 speed with the rev matching on the new Corollas are pretty good, but only available in the SE Sedan and not the XSE sedan. But much improvement over the previous Corolla, especially much more power with the new engine in the SE and XSE...

                                                          • OhioPreparedness
                                                            OhioPreparedness  2 months back

                                                            Scotty, I need your help please. A friend got in a front end collision with a new 2020 Corolla and she didn’t have collision insurance and she got the ticket so it’s her fault. She was taking off slowly from a stop sign and a pickup was coming from her right at around 55 mph and she hit him in the rear tire causing his rear tire to move quite a bit back and at an angle. Her car is damaged in the front but her tires look okay and no air bags deployed and no glass broke that I’m aware of. She got a cursory estimate from a body shop near where the vehicle was towed and they said 75% loss but indicated it could be repaired, something i’m going to verify tomorrow. My question, if I tried to do the work myself, could it be repaired, would it be worth it potentially? I am very mechanically adept but I’m not exactly a mechanic either. I plan to ask them if they know if the frame is bent or not. Any thoughts? Should I suggest she sell the car for scrap instead?

                                                            • Andras Libal
                                                              Andras Libal  2 months back

                                                              CVT is junk. Get a manual. Learn how to drive.

                                                              • George L
                                                                George L  1 months back

                                                                @Andras Libal Nice sarcasm bruh. You're the kinda dude who thinks Red Vines are better than Twizzlers.

                                                              • Andras Libal
                                                                Andras Libal  1 months back

                                                                @George L that was an intelligent answer.

                                                              • George L
                                                                George L  1 months back

                                                                @Andras Libal I know your type bruh. You're the kinda guy who goes to a steakhouse, and orders a burger.

                                                              • Andras Libal
                                                                Andras Libal  1 months back

                                                                ​@George L talk pros and cons in an intelligent manner, this sentence is a generic sales pitch - and not a very good one.

                                                              • George L
                                                                George L  1 months back

                                                                Manual? This ain't 1990 bruh.

                                                            • Tina Chavez
                                                              Tina Chavez  2 months back

                                                              This is why I bought new in 2016 the Corolla base model with the time tested 4 speed tranny..Easy maintenance ..."Drain and fill kid"..

                                                              • George L
                                                                George L  1 months back

                                                                The L trim is ghetto bruh. It doesn't even have Cruise Control.

                                                            • CalgarGTX
                                                              CalgarGTX  2 months back

                                                              How many of these CVTs issues are due to them artificially acting like regular gearboxes and simulating gear changes in the US market ? I don't recall Europe models having any particular problems with CVTs, granted there are much less cars sold with automatic gearboxes of all kind over here so that might come into play as well.

                                                              • christopher lewis
                                                                christopher lewis  2 months back

                                                                My 3rd gen Tacoma has has two TSB software updates and still shifts horrible. Wonder if they will ever work out the Atkinson engine/transmission issues

                                                                • RJ ATOM
                                                                  RJ ATOM  2 months back


                                                                  As long as we get the manual transmission corollas, it is very reliable and will last a very long time, right?


                                                                  • Tarredandfeatherable
                                                                    Tarredandfeatherable  2 months back

                                                                    RJ ATOM I have an 09 with 191k... no problems except an airbag recall(not Toyota’s fault)..and the horn stopped working once.

                                                                • Michael Roberts
                                                                  Michael Roberts  2 months back

                                                                  That's it, I'm buying a Chrysler. 😂🤣

                                                                  • BEE NOVA
                                                                    BEE NOVA  2 months back

                                                                    Ford is having problem dps6 transmission and dealing with 4 billion dollar lawsuit

                                                                    • SebastIan Castillo
                                                                      SebastIan Castillo  2 months back

                                                                      Scotty are they recalling the toyota corolla models 2018?

                                                                      • andy man
                                                                        andy man  2 months back

                                                                        this video was made by manual transmission gang

                                                                        • Slime.Rainbow 25
                                                                          Slime.Rainbow 25  2 months back

                                                                          I think you are weird